The origin of the title Baron Delvin is obscure, and different numbering systems are used.
of Bracklyn, Co.Westmeath,
mar Katherine FitzJohn [dau of John FitzJohn],
he became Baron of Delvin, Co.Westmeath, through marriage,
listed as Baron of Delvin in 1388 to 1395,
Sheriff of Meath 1401,
Katherine died c.1406,
he died 1412-1422,
1st Baron Delvin according to [Burkes Peerage] numbering,
mar Katherine Drake [dau of Thomas Drake, of Carlanstown, Co Westmeath],
listed as Baron of Delvin in 1422 to 1436,
Sheriff of Meath 1428,
outlived his son, nearly outlived his grandson,
died 1475, at advanced age,
mar Elizabeth Holywood,
died 1458 (before his father),
Christopher Nugent, 2nd Baron Delvin,
mar Elizabeth (or Anne) Preston,
died 1478, of plague,
Richard Nugent, 3rd Baron Delvin.
He mar Elizabeth Fitzgerald [descendant of Edward I and of Aoife Mac Murrough and of Brian Boru].
He fought in Battle of Knockdoe, Co.Galway, 1504.
Vice-Deputy of Ireland 1527-28.
He died Feb 1538 (using new style year), at a great age.
He was bur Delvin church ("the church of Castleton Delvin").
3rd Baron and Elizabeth had issue:
Burial place of Richard Nugent, 3rd Baron Delvin (died 1538).
Burial place of Christopher Nugent, 5th Baron Delvin (died 1602).
Delvin Castle is in background.
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See street view.
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